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Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness) BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Heysham High School Sports College

Course description

This is a practical, work-related course.  Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.  Students focus on a particular subject area and develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge.

The Subsidiary course is made up of seven units:

  • Principles of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport
  • The Physiology of Fitness 
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise
  • Practical Team Sport
  • Sports Coaching
  • Exercise, Health & Lifestyle

The Diploma course is made up of thirteen units:

  • Principles of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise
  • Practical Individual Sport
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Development
  • Practical Team Sport          
  • Sports Coaching
  • Exercise, Health & Lifestyle
  • Fitness Training & Programming
  • Sport & Exercise Massage
  • Sports Injuries

Entry requirements

Students will need to have at least one of the following:

  • A BTEC First Certificate or Diploma in Sport.
  • At least four GCSEs at grade A*-C, including Maths, English and preferably Science.

Assessment

All units are assessed internally and moderated by an external assessor.

Financial information

Folders and other stationery are needed to ensure work is organised. All texts which are studied for the course are provided. Access to the internet at home or at school is essential.

Future opportunities

The course prepares young people for careers in the sports sector.  It provides education and training for sports-related personnel who are employed in a variety of types of work, such as fitness, coaching support and the leisure industry.  The qualification also provides a good progression route to more advanced qualifications, e.g. university courses such as sports science studies and PE teaching.

Further information

Mr. M. Fairclough

mfairclough@heyshamhigh.co.uk

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heysham High School Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 18 January 2017
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